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Boss make too much? California bill would punish firms that shower CEOs with money

Noting that America's middle class has lost its distinction as the wealthiest in the world, two Bay Area lawmakers say they're attacking income inequality with legislation that would link a company's tax rate to the gap between executive pay and average employee wages.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Startups, Oracle Corporation, Dublin, CA, Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA, Oil & Gas

Thu Apr 24, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' win Tribeca F...

The Israeli film "Zero Motivation" picked up a top prize on Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning best narrative feature, while the U.S. film "Point and Shoot" was named best documentary.

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Related Topix: Tribeca (New York, NY), US Energy Systems, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

NewsOK.com

Hearing delayed on Mississippi Power Kemper costs

Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Power, Kemper County, MS, Southern

My Mother Lode

PG&E gets OK to resume power plant demo in Calif.

State regulators have given Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the OK to complete demolition of a Central California power plant after an initial attempt left several people injured.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Bakersfield, CA, August, CA

WTLV

Fire underground causes evacuation of Yates YMCA

Underground fire causes evacuation, power outages on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/04/23/yates-ymca-fire/8046593/ According to JEA spokesperson Gerri Boyce, 100 large commercial customers are currently without power as crews work to make repairs.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

In this Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, a technician prepares 1 Kg gold bars of 995.0 purity to pack for delivery at the Emirates Gold company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, World News, United Arab Emirates, Exelon, Byron, IL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Business Journal

Post Oak Energy leads multimillion-dollar investment in Delaware Basin

Houston-based Post Oak Energy Capital LP is investing big in oil production in the Delaware Basin and West Texas.

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Related Topix: West, TX, Midland, TX, Linn Energy, LLC

AlertNet

Explosion shuts large natural gas processing plant in Wyoming

An explosion on Wednesday shut a natural gas-processing plant in Wyoming that can churn out about 2 percent of the daily U.S. gas supply, and a nearby town was evacuated though no injuries were reported.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Williams Companies, Oil & Gas, Opal, WY, Lincoln County, WY

KXAN-TV Austin

Austin Energy eyes $9 million planning deal

Austin City Council may consider next week whether to approve negotiations for a $9 million contract for the planning and design of an Austin Energy office building.

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Related Topix: Austin Energy

Business Journal

Denver International Airport to bring more solar power online

The system, referred to as Solar IV, will capable of generating up to 2 megawatts of power, or 3 million kilowatt-hours of power a year.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Xcel Energy

Washington Times

Utility says it's committed to plant site reuse

Officials with Consumers Energy said they're committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years.

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Related Topix: Consumers Energy, CMS Energy

Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs woman left fuming after broken boiler floods home

GRANDMA June Eastham was left fuming at her energy company after her boiler broke down and flooded a storage room at her house.

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Related Topix: ScottishPower

Bellingham Herald

Atmos Energy annual rate increase approved

The Kentucky Public Service Commission approval Tuesday means the typical residential customer using an average of 5,000 cubic feet of natural gas per month will have an increase of $1.99 per month in the base portion of the bill.

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Related Topix: Atmos Energy

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Brandon Sun

Environmentalists decry regulator approval for CNRL operations near leaks

Allowing an oilsands company to resume operations in an area where it is still trying to fix persistent bitumen leaks is undermining the credibility of Alberta's energy regulator, say environmental groups.

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Related Topix: Canadian Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Canada,

Nanaimo Daily News

Duke Energy: Moving coal ash away from NC rivers and lakes would cost up to $10 billion

Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

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Related Topix: Duke Energy, North Carolina

Mississippi Business Journal

Acco to add 162-job call center in Booneville

The company announced the $1.6 million investment Tuesday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building and the Tennessee Valley Authority will also assist.

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Related Topix: Booneville, MS, Tennessee Valley Authority

Maple Ridge News

Inconvenient truths for Earth Day

That was the day when, in the heat of the election campaign, NDP leader Adrian Dix announced in Kamloops that he doesn't support the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to its Burnaby terminal, because Vancouver shouldn't become a "major oil port."

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Related Topix: Canada, North America Travel, Canada Travel, Vancouver, Canada Travel, Travel, Oil & Gas, Chevron Corporation, Opinion

Press-Telegram

On fracking, cana t California get half a loaf? Thomas Elias

When a city like Carson, home to one large oil refinery and next-door neighbor to another, hard by the junction of two major freeways and site of both a Cal State campus and a Major League Soccer stadium, slaps a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing because of environmental questions, you know fracking of California's vast oil and gas reserves is no ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, Occidental Petroleum, Oil & Gas, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

Washington Times

Jackson Co. approves $5M loan for Pascagoula port

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors came out of executive session with the Port of Pascagoula and approved a loan, not to exceed $5 million, to improve a wharf on Bayou Casotte.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Jackson County, MS, Chevron Corporation, Oil & Gas

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Weyburn This Week

Saskatchewan government 'deeply concerned' over delay in Keystone decision

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the latest delay in a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is a major blow to Canada's energy industry.

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Related Topix: Canada, Oil & Gas, TransCanada, Natural Gas

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